Avengers: Infinity War is in the midst of shooting in Edinburgh, Scotland and have been there for some time. Now we have seen the arrival of Chris Evans, but the departure of Anthony Mackie. While filming began in Atlanta earlier this year with many of the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy, a second crew were later dispatched to Edinburgh. How this piece fits into the Infinity War larger puzzle we don’t know yet, however several members of Team Cap have been spotted there.
So far, thanks to leaks coming straight from the set, we have seen Vison (Paul Bettany) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) filming together. Now, other actors have been revealed to be there filming as well. According to The Scottish Sun, Chris Evans has been spotted in a popular Edinburgh nightclub, sporting a beard and dropping in on a club that is a celebrity favorite, the Opal Lounge in George Street.
However, just as Cap arrives, Falcon takes off! Anthony Mackie revealed via Twitter that he is on his way out of Edinburgh, as Falcon’s filming has wrapped (for now). We also have yet to see other Team Cap actors make an appearance on the Scotland set. Thus far, we have not seen Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) however they could be staying out of sight for now. This leg of filming will also take the crew down to England, which indicates that this is a rather expansive part of the film and thus likely plays an important part. Could Edinburgh be where Team Cap is hiding out after their prison break at the end of Captain America: Civil War? Only time will tell.
Does Mackie’s departure from the set as Evans arrives indicate that the two will have no scenes together? Possibly, however several other techniques including body doubles and CGI could be employed for shared scenes. It is also not clear if Mackie’s filming is finished for the movie, or simply for the current scenes, but he will likely be back on set donning his wings once again later this summer, when production of the currently untitled Avengers 4 film begins shooting later this summer.